The Mallard is one of the most recognized of all ducks and is the ancestor of several domestic duck breeds. The majority of Mallards are found in the wild with a wide distribution across the world, ranging from South Africa to the US and parts of Europe, where they inhabit available bodies of water such as lakes, rivers, wetlands, waterways. Domestic Mallards are gaining popularity as pets and also for exhibition, but being dabbling ducks, are known to be very destructive on lawns and if let lose in gardens. In captivity, Mallards come in wild-type plumages, white, and other colours. These variants are increasing in availability. Pic by @kada6305 Pic by @melissamerry Pic by @melissamerry Pic by @myfinefeatheredfriends Pic by @LDinGrassValley Pic by Sumi BYC Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/mallard BYC Breed Discussions: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/754458/mallard-thread-not-rouens-mallards/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/751474/post-you-mallard-duck-photos-here/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/392502/snowy-mallards/0_30 Do you own Mallards? Are you a Mallard breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!